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Hardin Valley Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 27, 2007

Very nice school to look at. Nowhere near enough academic extra-cirricular activities such as science or math. Only one music show per year, no plays. A few of the teachers care, most just go through the motions. Lunches are horrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2006

We love this school it has been a great place for our kids. They love it and their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2005

I am thrilled with HVES! Our family experience has been wonderful. The teachers and staff at the school are there for all the right reasons: our children. The school received a new principal in 2004-Tod Evans. He has done a super job evaluating the school during his first year and making the appropriate improvements with our children in mind. He is enthusiastic and passionate about the educational experience of our children. Our PTA raises significant funds each year that support various school programs that are typically are not funded in traditional ways. The enrichment of the edcuational experience for our children is top priority. I highly recommend the school! A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2005

I really thought that our child would get a better level of education at this school since it was so new but I was very wrong. The principal is hardly involved, the staff is quite uncaring, and the office workers are the stupidest people I've ever met. They don't even know where your child is for most of the day and don't care to find out for you either. I've had some unpleasant experiences with HVES this year and am considering moving from the area in search of somewhere better for my kids to get an education. Also, the PTA is so stuck up and overated they care more about balloon structures than parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2005

As a family new to H.V.E,we weren't that impressed with the parent involvement. The assistant principal has alot to do with this opinion, she is overly rude and has no wish to make the transtion of moving schools a pleasant one. Another thing that effected our opinion of this school was their lack of concern for any child that did not make the mark of being right on level. Our son was below level due to reading,and instead of being any help or the school offering any programs the staff acted like it was a tarnish on their school to offer programs to students that didn't meet their standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2004

Few resources for advanced students, at least in early grades. We have no experience with higher grades. Daughter was bored to tears, literally, in K and 1st. TAG doesn't start until Jan of 1st and then is only 1/2 hr per week. We were denied advanced material for reading/math and told that all students had to work through the same reading/math texts, regardless of their academic skills. 'Enrichment' included only different (more difficult) worksheets sent home for homework. Even this wasn't available until the second grading period of 1st. They (like most public schools) cater to mid-level and below. Too bad for bright students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

Our PTA is great. We have 2 fund raisers per year and the money raised goes to assist the kids in the classroom with new equipment etc. The teachers my daughter has had have been wonderful. My daughter enjoys school and is doing well.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students73%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students67%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students60%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students66%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students65%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students68%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 67%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Black 4% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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11445 Hardin Valley Rd
Knoxville, TN 37932
Phone: (865) 470-2088

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